This Here Post Be Commandeered By Pirates!

L. Palmer be out capturing unicorns with a butterfly net, so we’ve come to commandeer this here bloggy thing.  Run up the ramparts because internet piracy be rampant.  Arr! Turns out the artist of the nautical banner image on this here site is the Natalie Palmer (L. Palmer’s more fashionable sister). In place of dubloons,…

To Read, Perchance To Write: Ay, There’s The Rub

A few weeks back, one of my childhood friends sent me a message on Facebook asking for recommendations for fantasy and mystery books for her daughter. I began to reflect on books I’ve read and loved, and began making recommendations off the top of my head.  Most of them were either classics or about fifteen…

I Think We Reached A Save Point…

You’ve just spent the last six hours grinding through a dungeon.  Your potions and magic points are depleted.  You approach the door, your party haggard and tired, all manner of ailment symbols over their heads, your magic completely drained. Through this door is either a ginormous, screen-filling boss with wings, or a save point. Fear…